CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 18 - February 2, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

BROWNBAG LUNCH
There does not seem to be enough time and interest for a regular brownbag lunch series this semester. Watch this space for announcements of occasional lunch time events.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING IN AN "E-ENVIRONMENT"
Michael J. Offerman, Dean of Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin-Extension and Executive Director of the University of Wisconsin Learning Innovations Center, is speaking on the MU Campus at Jesse Wrench Auditorium on Wednesday, March 14 from 2-4 p.m. Offerman will focus on the elements needed to sustain a robust e-learning program, the description of one model for context as well as a walk-through of various program functions and cost considerations. His talk will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session. There is no cost for attending. For details, please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in room 206.

IADR CONFERENCE 2001
"Issues and Ethics in Mediation" will be the focus of the Conference 2001 sponsored by The Iowa Association for Dispute Resolution. The event is scheduled for Friday, March 16 in the Olmsted Center at Drake University in Des Moines. Highlights of the conference include a presentation by Iowa attorney and mediator Steve Sovern of Cedar Rapids. His presentation will focus on the logistics of developing and maintaining a successful mediation practice. Additionally, there will be several afternoon workshops offered. For more information please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in room 206.

CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONVENES 13th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
On June 28 and 29, 2001, the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution in partnership with the Academy for Educational Development (AED) will convene its 13th Annual Conference, "Managing Conflict and Removing Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making." The conference, designed to provide public and private sector professionals with the latest information on alternative dispute resolution, will be held at the AED Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC. For more information please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in room 206.

NETWORKING EVENT FOR FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH SCHOLARLY INTERESTS RELATED TO CHILDREN OR ADOLESCENTS
All faculty and graduate students with scholarly interests related to children or adolescents are encouraged to attend a campus-wide meeting designed to raise awareness and promote interprofessional collaboration across academic units and disciplines. The breakfast and networking event will be held in the Memorial Union on Thursday, April 12, 7-9:00 a.m., and is open to any faculty member, graduate student or community leader. In addition to the breakfast event, a website will be available for faculty members to register and share research, teaching and extension initiatives. For more information, contact Dr. L. Jo Turner, Director of 4-H Youth Development Programs, MU Extension, 882-7430, e-mail: TurnerLJ@missouri.edu or her office at 212 Whitten Hall.

BOSTON GLOBE ARTICLE ABOUT PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS PROJECT DIALOGUE BETWEEN PRO-LIFE AND PRO-CHOICE LEADERS
The Boston Globe published an article on January 28, 2001 jointly authored by three pro-choice and three pro-life leaders in Boston. It gives an honest and personal account of an unusual confidential dialogue that has continued for over five years that began in the aftermath of the fatal shootings of two women who worked for abortion-providing clinics in Brookline, MA. The dialogue was initiated by the Public Conversations Project in collaboration with Susan Podziba, a public policy mediator in Brookline. The article can be found at www.publicconversations.org/Pages/leaders.html along with other resources and information from the Public Conversations Project.

RESOLVING WORKPLACE DISPUTES INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TRAINING
The University of Cincinnati College of Law will host the Resolving Workplace Disputes Involving Individuals with Disabilities training on March 22-23, 2001, presented by the Institute for ADA Mediation of Louisville, Kentucky. Now in its 5th year (but the first time in Ohio) this 2-day course provides training to: enhance mediation skills in this specialty area; define reasonable accommodation in the mediation process; and understand factors essential for building trust with persons having disabilities. Approval is pending for 14 CLE credit hours. For registration information, send e-mail to info@accessada.win.net or visit their web site at www.win.net/accessada. The course will be offered again on June 21-22, 2001, in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Harned, Director, Institute for ADA Mediation, (502) 458-9675.

RECORDED WEBCAST OF ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SEMINAR IS AVAILABLE ONLINE
A CLE program on "Online Dispute Resolution:Taking ADR One Step Further" that was given at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law has been recorded and can be viewed at classes.law.txwes.edu/odr.html. It was recorded on January 29, 2001 and features Wayne Fagan, D. Lee Gwinn, Ayesha Hassan (Squaretrade), Ethan Katsh, and Alfonso Alvarez Calderon (cibertribunalperuano.org).

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY MEDIATION PROGRAM IN GREATER FRANKLIN / HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, MA
The Mediation and Training collaborative (TMTC) is filling a position, apparently that of their program director. TMTC is dedicated to helping individuals, families, businesses and community organizations resolve disputes and increase their capacity for effective communication, conflict resolution and teamwork. The individual sought for this program must have significant mediation experience, a minimum of two years experience in administration, grant writing, budgeting and public relations, and a commitment to working in a collaborative team environment. For more information, please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in room 206.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR ADVANCEMENT- LAW, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SCHOOL OF LAW
Individual is sought to manage the advancement activities of the School of Law, including securing leadership and major gifts. A Bachelor's degree is required with a J.D. preferred. For more information please see the web site web.missouri.edu/~hrswww/c61394.htm